Main Draw Here I Come!
First day of qualifying is in the books. Tomorrow, the final qualifying 16 women will play for the final eight spots in the main draw of the EncoreFX $10,000 Victoria International Women’s ITF Tennis Event at Panorama Recreation in North Saanich.There 8 Americans, 6 Canadians, 1 Australian and one player from India.
Up first on Show Court at 10 am will be Gail Brodsky, last year’s champion who entered last minute, thus requiring her to play in the qualifying draw. Her opponent will Kenadi Hance from California who defeated Khristina Blajkevitch of Vancouver 6-4, 7-5 in a match that lasted over 3 hours for 2 sets.
The other 10 am Sunday match will feature two Americans Crystal Xu who received a first bye versus Bess Waldram who was a main draw player last year.
After the first two matches of the day, 5 of the 6 remaining matches will feature Canadians who are looking to earn their way to the main draw.
1. Andrea Cracuin ( CAN) vs Arushi Gupta ( IND)
2. Devin Chyphya ( Can) vs Paiton Wagner (USA)
3. Renee Ren ( CAN) vs Nicole Hoynaski (AUS)
4. Louise Kwong (CAN) vs Ana Maria Andreea Ileana
5. Yasmin Mansouri ( CAN) vs Alexa Ryngler (USA)
6. Jenna Friedel (USA) vs Kristen Thoms (USA)
On court bleacher seating will be available and the admission is free so come out ansd support the women.
Main Draw action starts Monday at 10 am as additional 24 players will join the 8 qualifiers in singles action. Play will take place all week with the Semis on Saturday and finals on Sunday both will have a 10:30 am start.